Surfaces and Strategies PHO703 Week 7: Independent Reflection

Surfaces and Strategies PHO703 Week 7: Independent Reflection

The thought process involved with deciding upon and selecting my final set of images for this module has been extensive and frustrating, I decided that I would retain the format of using approximately 4-5 subjects per module. The location and pose used is something that has been given consideration prior to beginning the project but ...

Surfaces and Strategies PHO703 Week 3: Independent Reflection

Surfaces and Strategies PHO703 Week 3: Independent Reflection

  Contstructed portraiture, whether of a documentary or other category requires collabaroation. Each image requires the subject participate and the interaction between photographer and subject will ultimately determine whether or not the image is  considered successful or not. The inherent collaboration in each of these  images is something that I embrace in order to combat ...

Surfaces and Strategies PHO703 Week 3 Presentation 1: Learning with Others

Surfaces and Strategies PHO703 Week 3 Presentation 1: Learning with Others

When thinking about my own research project the reasons behind the choices I have made and the overall purpose of the images I have captured both my view of the subject and the subjects own ideas of how they are perceived are of the utmost importance. Susan Sontag is quoted as saying “To photograph is ...

Surfaces and Strategies PHO703 Week 1 Forum: Looking Back

Surfaces and Strategies PHO703  Week 1 Forum: Looking Back

  I didn’t complete the holiday task, time constraints and a busy schedule meant that although I began shooting a subject (Petrol stations a true homage to Ruscha) I have yet to get these images processed and scanned. The image that I decided to scan and use is one of me as a child, the ...

Informing Contexts PHO702 Week 9 Independent Reading: Contemporary Cultures of Display

Informing Contexts PHO702 Week 9 Independent Reading: Contemporary Cultures of Display

                                      This weeks tasks involves looking at the value of art and its meaning, discussing how art is presented to the world and discussing how contemporary art has changed, the question asked is what constitutes art? In ...

Informing Contexts PHO702 Week 8 Activity: Aesthetic or Anaesthetic?

Informing Contexts PHO702 Week 8 Activity: Aesthetic or Anaesthetic?

  To represent is to aestheticise, that is, to transform. It involves a vast field of choices but it does not include not to transform, not to change or alter whatever is being represented’ (Levi Strauss, 2003: 9).   The body of work that I have decided to present is Jimmy Nelson’s before they pass ...

Informing Contexts PHO702 Week 8 Independent Reading: Good Intentions

   Sischy (1991: 92) is highly critical of Sebastião Salgado, accusing him of being ‘far too busy with the compositional aspects of his pictures—with finding the ‘grace’ and ‘beauty’ in the twisted forms of his anguished subjects. And this beautification of tragedy results in pictures that ultimately reinforce our passivity toward the experience they reveal’. ...

Informing Contexts PHO702 Week 4 CRJ: Independent Reflection

Informing Contexts PHO702 Week 4 CRJ: Independent Reflection

My current project is a series of photographs that documents the Windrush generation (People and families who arrived to work in the United Kingdom from the Caribbean between 1948 and 1971) I decided on this subject due to the modernity of the subject due to the ongoing wind rush scandal ( https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/windrush-scandal ). The project will ...